Letters from the Rosh Yeshiva Shlit"a


בעזרת ה' יתברך-יום ד' פרשת תרומה, ב' דר"ח אדר א', שנת תשע"ט


Chazal tell us (Taanis 29.): "משנכנס אדר מרבים בשמחה", therefore, we must do everything in our power to be happy. When a person is happy and positive, he finds a way to emerge from all his suffering and difficulties, as the Navi states (Yeshayahu 56, 12):"כי בשמחה תצאו" , through Simcha, you will be redeemed from Galus.

When one seeks the positive in himself, he then becomes a happy person; every Yid is overflowing with so much virtue, as Chazal say (Berachos 57.) on the Pasuk in Shir Hashirim (4, 3): "'כפלח הרמון רקתך' – מאי רקתך? אפילו ריקנין שבך מלאים מצות כרמון", Even the lowest Yidden in Klal Yisroel are full of Mitzvos like the seeds of a pomegranate; if you look for it, you will find that you also possess an abundance of good in yourself.

As long as a person is not happy, he has no control over his mind. His mind is drawn to negativity, and he only thinks of distressing thoughts, and only sees the negative in everything. But when one is happy, he has control over his mind. This is what the Rebbe means in Likutei Maharan (Chelek 2, Siman 10): "כי שמחה הוא עולם החרות", Simcha frees a person from his personal captivity. When someone is happy, they are free from all their painful and stressful thoughts and they rid themselves from their suffering.

Begin from now to be happy; rejoice with the fact that you are Yid; when one delights with 'שלא עשני גוי', he merits to achieve great levels in Avodas Hashem.

I request that you start with fresh energy to learn Mishnayos; wherever you go, take along a small Mishnayos and when you have an extra minute here and there say a Mishna. Maharosh would always say: “How can you identify a Talmid Hichel Hakodesh? When you see someone with a Mishnayos.”

You cannot proclaim yourself a Talmid Hichel Hakodesh unless you learn Mishnayos every day; if you establish a Shiur in Mishnayos you will find a way out of your Aveiros, and it will purify your Neshuma you shouldn’t be drawn to watch Aveiros.

Thank you for applying for vouchers; if only all parents would be like you and ensure they pay Schar Limud. I am under so much pressure to have to pay the Melamdim and teachers that I cannot endure it anymore. What bothers me most is that some parents ignore the calls from our office staff or simply laugh them off. May you merit an abundance of success in the Zechus that you help ‘yourself’ that ‘your’ children have Melamdim who can teach them with ישוב הדעת.

Tonight Iy”h will be a gathering for the ladies; stay home so your wife can attend; come home early and help out with the kids so your wife can go enjoy herself.

May Hashem bless you with success in all your endeavors.